The signing into law of the bill by the President was witnessed by selected invited youth from across the county at the Presidential Villa.
However, in a brief remark after he signed the bill, he told his audience comprising representatives of young persons from the 36 states and Abuja that “You can aspire for President but Please postpone your campaign till after 2019 election.”
The new law is aimed at relaxing some of the stringent and discriminatory provisions of the constitution.
He said he hoped it will be looked after eventually.
Lawmakers also approved independent candidature in the new law. It was part of a wider constitutional amendment process which the National Assembly carried out last year.
Since its passage in July 2017 by the National Assembly, about 25 states, representing more than two-thirds of the country’s 36 states, had adopted the bill as at March ending.
It was the outcome of relentless efforts by a coalition of more than 40 youth-based initiatives across the country.